Dewees Double Triple Leads Angels/Cubs over Rangers at Riverview

Donnie Dewees smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove-in another, Yeiler Peguero laced an RBI triple (back-to-back RBI triples with Dewees in a three-run 3rd) and a single, scored a run, and knocked-in a run, Alberto Mineo doubled twice and scored a run, Ian Rice drilled a two-run single, walked, and scored a run, Jason Vosler doubled, walked, and scored a run, Eddy Julio Martinez hammered an RBI double, SP Garrett Richards (on LAA MLB 60-day DL since May with a torn elbow UCL) tossed 2-1/3 innings of perfect baseball, and the bullpen threw four innings of no-hit shutout ball to close the game out, leading the Angels/Cubs co-op team to an 8-4 victory over the Rangers in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Monday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.

Yeyson Yrizarri smashed a two-run double to highlight a four-run 5th inning rally and Melvin Novoa and ex-Cub Frandy de la Rosa each singled twice, walked, and scored a run for the Rangers in a losing cause.  

Here is the box score from the game (Cubs players highlighted in bold and underlined): 

RANGERS LINEUP:
1. Eric Jenkins, CF: 1-5 (F-8, K, 1B, 1-3, 4-3, R)
2a. Yeyson Yrizarri, SS: 1-2 (K, HBP, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
2b. Jonah McReynolds, SS: 0-1 (K) 
3. Charles Leblanc, 2B-DH: 1-4 (6-3, K, 1B, F-9, RBI)
4. Ti'Quan Forbes, 3B: 0-4 (6-3, K, 6-4 FC, K, RBI)
5a. Willy Diaz, 1B: 1-3 (L-8, F-8, 1B)
5b. Seth Spivey, 1B: 0-1 (P-6)
6a. Luis Mendez, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-9)
6b. Austin O'Banion, LF: 0-1 (K)
7a. Chad Smith, RF:  0-2 (4-3, P-4)
7b. Miguel Aparicio, RF: 0-2 (3-1, 3-U)
8a. Melvin Novoa, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, BB, R)
8b. Stephen Lohr, C: 0-1 (P-3)
9. Frandy de la Rosa, DH-2B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, BB, R)

ANGELS/CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Jose Briceno, C: 0-1 (6-3) 
1b. 
Yeiler Peguero, 2B-SS: 2-3 (3B, 1B, F-8, R, RBI, CS)
2. Donnie Dewees, CF: 2-4 (L-4, 3B, F-8, 3B, R, RBI)
3a. Hutton Moyer, SS: 0-2 (K, BB, L-9)
3b. Cody Ramer. 2B: 0-1 (K) 
4. Christian Villanueva, 3B-1B-3B: 1-4 (K, E-5, 1B, P-6, R)
5. Matt Thaiss, 1B-DH-1B: 1-4 (3-1, 3-6-3 DP, 1B, 3-U, R)
6. Alberto Mineo, DH-C: 2-4 (2B, F-8, K, 2B, R)
7a. Brendon Sanger, RF: 0-2 (1-3, K)
7b. Brennon Lund, RF: 1-1 (F-9 SF, 1B, R, RBI)
8a. Jason Vosler, 2B-3B: 1-1 (2B, BB, R)
8b. Ian Rice, PH-DH: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
9. Eddy Julio Martinez, LF: 1-4 (5-3, 5-3, 2B, L-3 DP, RBI, PO) 

RANGERS PITCHERS
1. Reid Garrett: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes) 
2. Blake Bass: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/1 GO/AO, 53 pitches (34 strikes) 
3. Johan Juan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes) 
4. Tyree Thompson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 0/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
5. Peter Fairbanks: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (25 strikes) 

ANGELS/CUBS PITCHERS
1. Garrett Richards: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes) 
2. Jen-Ho Tseng: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes) 
3. Dylan Cease: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 4/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
4. Adbert Alzolay: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 7 pitches (5 strikes)
5. Jose Paulino: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (9 strikes)

RANGERS ERRORS: 1 
3B Ti'Quan Forbes: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: NONE 

RANGERS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Melvin Novoa: 1-1 CS 
2. Stephen Lohr: 1 PB 

ATTENDANCE: 13

WEATHER: Sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's  

Comments

Rough day for Cease!

@TheCCO Joe Maddon said @670TheScore 11 pitchers, 14 position players more likely right now for NLDS roster due to the days off in a 5-game series

Likely to announce rotation and roster this afternoon.

This headline is perfect. "Major League Baseball Is About To Get Random" http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/major-lea...

the 2001 mariners agree...

Glad he kept this under wraps for so long...really pulled this out of nowhere

Maddon announces #Cubs rotation for NLDS: Lester, Hendricks, Arrieta, Lackey.

Lester??

I barely care for the NLDS, but based on recent performance, I'll please take Lackey third and Arrieta fourth for the NLCS and WS. I know that's probably controversial, but like it or not, Lackey's just throwing better since the All-Star break. Plus if it's worth anything, he's a known Game 7 commodity, but to be clear I have no doubt about Arrieta in the nerves department.

#sarcasmfont

mets are adding tim tebow to their AFL squad. that should be interesting.

John Fox going out weekly to assist.

this TBS feed needs more bigass bulky graphics. i can almost see the game and that's annoying.

this game is a good postseason warmup. aside from the "thrown beer" incident earlier in the game, and somewhat because of it for some people, the fans are pumping as much life into this game as the players.

tie game, leadoff double bottom 9...electric. ...and it leads to nothing. free playoff baseball!

I can't remember ever seeing beer sold in a can in a US sports arena. Just seems like a really bad idea to give dangerous projectiles to drunk fans.

Wrigley sells soda in plastic bottles. Not beer, of course, but certainly could do damage if someone wanted to toss it.

Flipping between AL Wild Card game and Blackhawks vs Red Wings. 2 on with nobody out in bottom of the 9th, I'm surprised that Britton isn't in the game, even though it's a non-save situation. Only 1 ER since May with your season on the line. I'm surprised. Everybody will be questioning Showalter for not bringing Britton into the game if the Jays walk off. Luckily O'Day got out of the inning, so the Orioles avoid criticism for not bringing Britton in. If it were the Cubs, Chapman should absolutely comes in for that situation.

Preseason hockey?

Time for some free playoff baseball!!!!!! Inb4 more debris gets thrown onto the field. Inb4 game ends with a Jose Bautista walk off HR and bat flip and brawl.

WALK OFF ENCARNACION!!!!! wow! final in 11.

Enjoying the game with my buddy Zack here

Geddy Lee was sitting behind home plate.

Awesome game. Great start to the postseason.

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  • Arizona Phil 10 hours 45 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have officially signed C-1B Alberto Mineo to a 2020 minor league contract and he has been assigned to AA Tennessee. 

    A native of Italy, Mineo was signed by the Cubs as a 16 year old J-2 IFA in November 2010. He was one of three players signed by the Cubs out of the MLB European Academy in Turin, Italy in the years 2008-10 (Italian RHP Alex Maestri and  Dutch INF Dwayne Kemp were the other two).

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 33 min ago (view)

    No argument there. Plays an excellent violin though.

     

  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    https://images.spot.im/v1/production/gsqady7hf53k5duw7hhf

     

  • tim815 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    He's better than Taylor Davis.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    He's at a career juncture where I think he is a toss up of he is who he is or there's a little more left for him to achieve. Playing this as his age 27 season he is either in or damn close to his peak. I personally think he doesn't need the everyday playing time, just based on the fact that he's not a top prospect, is older, and doesn't project to be a starter at any spot for a first division team.

     

  • Charlie 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    This is the take if you see him as a legit prospect. Which, maybe? I know little about him, and his numbers in limited AAA exposure last season were really nice. Maybe a lively ball helps his career.

     

  • bradsbeard 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    Sounds like a long shot to get a trade done then. Thanks for clarifying!

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    BRADSBEARD: Before making a trade with the Rule 5 Draft pick's former club, the drafting club must first place the player on Outright Assignment Waivers and any of the other MLB clubs can claim the player for the $50,000 waiver price and assume the Rule 5 Draft obligations (actually it's Rule 6 Selected Player obligations, but you know what I mean). 

     

  • bradsbeard 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil, the "work out a trade" part of Rule 5 is still a mystery to me. Do the Cubs have to put Megill through waivers and (if he clears) offer him back to SD before they can trade for him?

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    For those of you who didn't see the game, here are the pitch-velo readings from Wednsdays Cubs - Royals game: 

    Kyle Hendricks: 
    FB: 84-87 
    CH: 77-80 
    CV: 78-80
    NOTES: An amazing pitcher... he's probably in mid-season form right now...  just needs to gradually increase innings...   

    Alec Mills: 
    FB: 89-92 
    SL: 80-82 
    CH: 77-80 
    CV: 66-70 
    NOTES: A legit candidate to be the 5th starter 

     

  • Craig A. 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    he

     

  • Craig A. 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    He'll be 27 in May and he's played in 36 games at AAA. Seems like he should be playing regularly. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    I really like this idea. They've talked of a 3rd catcher as 26th meaning Phegley, who seems a waste of roster space, good spring notwithstanding. Higgins is far more interesting 

     

  • tim815 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Is Brailyn Marquez getting any time in big league camp? Having him around the veterans would seem a solid use of resources.

    Thanks, as always.

     

  • Charlie 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    Hot take: The Cubs should be considering PJ Higgins as the potential 26th man. 3rd catcher / infield sub who can put the bat on the ball.

    I think I'm just stealing an AZ Phil projection from a while ago, actually. But it makes sense!

     

  • Charlie 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    Zagunis's stock has dropped a lot since his first exposure to MLB pitching. His 2019 at AAA is particularly alarming given the power spike in that league.